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What are the important events that happened on September 29? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 29: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 29 is the 273rd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 93 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 16, 2016 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 409,752 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaheptacontatrigon’ day.

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Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 121 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,378 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 29 Historical Events

  • 1829
    The Metropolitan Police of London, later also known as the Met, is founded.
  • 1943
    World War II: U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice aboard the Royal Navy battleship HMS Nelson off Malta.
  • 2001
    The Syracuse Herald-Journal, a U.S. newspaper dating back to 1839, ceases publication.
  • 2004
    The Burt Rutan Ansari X Prize entry SpaceShipOne performs a successful spaceflight, the first of two required to win the prize.
  • 2006
    Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 collides in mid-air with an Embraer Legacy business jet near Peixoto de Azevedo, Mato Grosso, Brazil, killing 154 total people, and triggering a Brazilian aviation crisis.

Who were born on September 29?

  • 1636
    Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1715)
  • 1915
    Vincent DeDomenico, American entrepreneur (d. 2007)
  • 1934
    Lance Gibbs, Guyanese West Indies cricketer
  • 1948
    Mark Farner, American guitarist (Grand Funk)
  • 1970
    Natasha Gregson Wagner, American actress

Who died on September 29?

  • 1304
    John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey, English soldier (b. 1231)
  • 1642
    William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby (b. 1561)
  • 1927
    Willem Einthoven, Dutch inventor, Nobel laureate (b. 1860)
  • 1951
    Thomas Cahill, American soccer coach (b. 1864)
  • 2010
    Greg Giraldo, American comedian (b.1965)

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